Tags: Ahmadinejad | Iran | Israel | Palestinians

Ahmadinejad: Islamic Resistance Will Send Israel to 'Bottom of Hell'

Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 08:45 PM

TEHRAN - Israel is "a microbe of corruption" and Islamic resistance will "send it to the bottom of hell," Iran's president said Sunday at a conference attended by top Palestinian militant leaders, Iranian media reported.

"With God's grace and thanks to the Palestinian resistance the occupying Zionist regime has lost its raison d'être," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a Tehran conference in support of the Palestinians.

"Their presence (Israel's) even in one inch of the region's soil causes threat, crisis and war," the state-run television's website quoted him as saying.

"The only way to confront them (Israelis) is through the Palestinian youths' resistance, and that of the regional nations," he told the two-day conference that closed on Sunday.

"This microbe of corruption is no longer feasible for its masters to keep. The European and American people are opposed to Zionism and want an end to the Zionist thoughts," the ISNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

The hardline president called for unity among Palestinian groups to triumph over Israel.

"Unity and readiness of the Palestinian resistance groups are the only ways to control this evil demon and send it to the bottom of hell," ISNA quoted him as saying.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shallah and the head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command, Ahmed Jibril, all of whom live in exile, were at the conference, Iranian media said.

"The Palestinian people will not be defeated by Israel, and through intifada (Palestinian uprising) and resistance will defeat Israel," said Meshaal, whose group controls the Gaza Strip since June 2007.

"Israelis who are the thieves of Palestinian lands will be defeated through resistance," he told the conference.

Islamic Jihad leader Shallah called for "jihad (holy war) and resistance."

"In a word, the future of Palestine is victory and freedom, which will materialise through jihad and resistance," ISNA quoted him as saying.

"This aim may be considered by some to be an exaggeration and fantasy, but it is a reality and has its legitimacy," he said.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Palestinian militant chiefs on Saturday that sustained resistance was the key to liberating their land.

"Palestine, surely and definitely, will be freed by sustained resistance from the people of Palestine and by maintaining unity among jihadist groups," Khamenei said.

Iran does not recognise Israel and is a staunch backer of Palestinian militant groups.

Tensions have soared between Iran and Israel since Ahmadinejad, a hardliner, came to power in 2005.

Ahmadinejad has drawn international condemnation by predicting that Israel is doomed to disappear and dismissing the Holocaust as a "myth," while Israel has refused to rule out military action to prevent Iran from possibly developing a nuclear bomb.

Copyright © 2010 AFP. All rights reserved.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Headline
TEHRAN - Israel is "a microbe of corruption" and Islamic resistance will "send it to the bottom of hell," Iran's president said Sunday at a conference attended by top Palestinian militant leaders, Iranian media reported.
Ahmadinejad,Iran,Israel,Palestinians
464
2010-45-28
Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 08:45 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved